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Five insurgents killed in mine blast

AT-KABUL: Five Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others wounded as a mine they were planting in a mosque, went off in Paktia province, officials said Monday.

“The incident happened in the Sayed Karam district,” Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

No civilian casualties were reported in the blast.

In a separate report, three mine planters were killed by their own explosives while they were planting a roadside bomb in Kach Qala village of Sayed Abad district in Wardak province.

Taliban mostly concentrate on suicide attacks and mine plantings on the roadsides and public areas, which deems as one of the main cause for civilian casualties across the country.

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